Tag: Regulation

Coinfirm Aims to Make ICOs Safer

Coinfirm Aims to Make ICOs Safer

There has been quite a bit of scepticism around for ICOs recently. People are of the view that they are sometimes used for dubious means by companies that cannot fully vett the individuals who are funding the projects. Indeed, there...

/ October 20, 2017
Governments Adopt Bitcoin

The Increasing Likelihood of National Cryptocurrencies

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That old adage seems to sum up the prevailing mood in a number of national treasury departments as they contemplate how best to address the phenomenal growth of cryptocurrencies across the world. Two...

/ October 18, 2017
Blockchain and Financial Services

Positive Developments For Blockchain at Banking Conference

Yesterday was the conference on Blockchain in Finance in Dublin. Anyone who attended the conference was certain to have felt the great deal of enthusiasm all round. For example, Barclay’s vice chairman compared the Blockchain to a new operating system...

/ October 4, 2017
CFTC Investigating Ethereum Flash Crash

CFTC investigating Coinbase for Ether Flash Crash

Back in June, the price of Ethereum crashed falling from $317 to 10 cents for a few milliseconds on Coinbase. It managed to recover quickly and the exchange offered to reimburse those traders who were impacted by it. Now, the...

/ October 3, 2017
Bitcoin ETF Application Withdrawn

Blow to Bitcoin ETFs as Two Funds withdraw Applications

In what is another blow to many investors who wanted to the opportunity to trade digital currencies with Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), two fund providers have decided to withdraw their applications. Intercontinental Exchange wanted to launch the Grayscale Investments Bitcoin...

/ October 2, 2017
Japan Endorses Bitcoin Exchanges

Japan Becomes a Crypto Friendly as 11 Exchanges are Endorsed

With so much dissapointing news coming out of Asia from China’s ban on ICOs to South Korea’s moves to do the same, it is great to see one large Asian country taking positive steps. Japan’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) made...

/ September 30, 2017
Proshares Bitcoin ETF Listing

Another Firm files with SEC to list Bitcoin ETF

There is one prize in the eyes of a number of ETF management firms. That prize is the listing of a Bitcoin ETF and is seen as a crowning achievement for any Exchange Trade Fund Firm. Now, Proshares Capital Management...

/ September 30, 2017
South Korea Implements ICO Ban

South Korea Announces Ban on all ICOs

South Korea is now the next Asian country that has decided to outlaw Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). This follows from the move by China to do the same earlier this month and raises many questions about what the ban will...

/ September 29, 2017
Russian Deputy FM Ban Bitcoin

Russia Deputy FM Claims Bitcoin Payments may be Banned

When it comes to Russian regulation of Bitcoin, it is indeed a one of the most uncertain. Every week brings a new story about the potential regulations that are being considered by the numerous state agencies. Today, Russia’s deputy finance...

/ September 29, 2017
Overstock Launching ICO Platform

Overstock Shares Spike on ICO Exchange News

Overstock, an online retailer, had its shares jump by over 20% today. This was on the back of news that it will develop an alternative ICO token trading platform for investors. This is also the highest that the shares have...

/ September 28, 2017